Want to know my #1 tip to up-level your client experience during a couples or engagement session? ✨Play music✨ Yep, that’s really it! Playing music during a session makes a world of difference to help your couples loosen up and become more relaxed in front of the camera. As a full-time wedding photographer (and educator), I’ve spent plenty of time perfecting my ultimate playlist for photographers like YOU! And the best part? I’m ready to share it with you! 

From Andy Grammar to Beyoncé, Flo Rida and JLo… your couples will be having a dance party and groovin’ to the music while you capture them in their element. I’m so excited to share my #1 tip to up-level your client experience with my FREE playlist! I don’t think there’s anything better than dancing with your honey… and for YOU as a photographer to capture those little moments?! Priceless.

CLICK HERE TO CLAIM YOUR FREE COUPLES SESSION PLAYLIST⚡️

Additional Resources to Up-Level Your Client Experience:

How to Build Your Portfolio as a Photographer
5 Must-Have Tools You Need as a Photographer

And of course, I’d love to be friends over on Instagram (@morganelizabethphotos). Shoot me a DM with your fave songs from the playlist 🎶

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Want to know one of my favorite parts about a wedding day? Working with my sweet couples and their bridal party. What an honor to not only connect with the bride and groom, but also to spend quality time with some of the most influential people in their life.

And, when it comes to bridal parties – I’ve seen it all. The spunky, energetic group. The drunk before 8AM group. The introverted group. The “I hate photos” but “I love them” group. And guess what? I love it all!

When it comes to photos of bridal parties on a wedding day, I have discovered that most people expect stuffy, posed photos that take hours.

And let me stop you right there – That’s not for me.

As a full-time wedding photographer and educator, I thrive when working with large groups. Wanna know my secret sauce? Have fun with it.

Here are 3 prompts for energetic bridal parties to hype you up!

1. THE TUNNEL

Create a tunnel with the bridal party and have the couple run through the middle. Have everyone in the bridal party with their hands up, cheering, jumping and having the time of their life. I have my couple take their time going through the tunnel and just soak up time with some of their favorite people. At the end, have them do a little dip or kiss and encourage the bridal party to surround them while jumping, cheering, and hyping up the couple! I guarantee this will get you lots of smiles, giggles and fun bridal party photo.

prompts for energetic bridal parties

2. THE MOSH PIT

Okay, that title is a bit “extreme”, but hear me out. Ask the bridal party to make a circle and put the couple in the middle. You can pose your couple in the middle how you like, but here’s what I like to do: Have them face each other and go bellybutton to bellybutton. Have the bride get picked straight up below the butt and pop a foot out. Then, kiss and spin in a circle! As for the bridal party, ask them to be as hype as they can be — punching the air, dancing and hyping up the couple in the middle. This is one of my favorites!

prompts for energetic bridal parties

3. GREEN LIGHT

Ask the bridal party to get in a straight line. Place the couple 15-20 feet ahead of the bridal party line (closer to you, the photographer). Everyone face the camera and tell them it’s going to be a race! Have the couple hold hands and brace themselves. Count down from 3-2-1 as the bridal party RACES to hug the couple. The first person to touch/hug the couple wins.

prompts for energetic bridal parties

If you try any of these 3 prompts for energetic bridal parties at your next wedding, DM me on Instagram and let me know how it goes (@morganelizabethphotos) – I’d love to see how they turned out!

If you’re searching for more of my favorite prompts, click HERE for the 15 Couple Prompts for Photographers FREEBIE. ✨

Keep kicking butt, friend! You’re incredible.

Xx,

Morgan

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Hi, friend! If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, odds are you’re either:

  1. feeling a bit discouraged as a new photographer
  2. a photographer looking to transition to wedding photography

Whichever you identify as, I just want to say how AMAZING you are doing in your journey. Reading a blog and putting in time to research how to reach your goals is a huge step! I want to let you in on how I booked my first wedding (as a photographer with ZERO wedding experience) as a little motivation.

What I’m about to tell you, though, might surprise you. I did not second shoot weddings or even attend any styled shoots before I booked my first wedding. BUT, bare with me, friend. I am telling you this to show that you don’t need to follow the paths of other photographers, because that can actually be super discouraging. This is your sign to follow your own path. So what worked for me (outlined below), might not work for you. But I believe in you – YOU can book your first wedding. I just know it.

How I Booked My First Wedding

1. Started photographing everyone I could 

My friends, family, co-workers, etc. Anyone that I could think of, I was asking them if I could take some shots of them.

2. Created a business account on Instagram

Every session I had, I shared the photos LOUDLY on my Instagram. Getting my work out there was so important for potential clients to see.

3. Confidently labeled myself as a Couples & Wedding Photographer

Yep. I hadn’t even shot a single wedding and I was calling myself a Couples and Wedding Photographer. Fake it til you make it, babe. I believed in myself wholeheartedly; I knew others would believe in me, too.

4. Shared my goals on social media

If I could have, I would’ve shouted it from the rooftops what I wanted to pursue. But instead, I didn’t leave any room for question on social media. I let my audience know what I wanted to shoot weddings AND wanted to travel for my clients.

5. Researched & shared everything for free

You read that right. I was consuming so much information from Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, blog posts, etc. Everything I learned, I shared it. This helped build my credibility. Even though I still hadn’t shot a wedding, people trusted me. 

6. Posted my availability & offers/promos

I asked my audience what they wanted from me. I kept them posted when I had openings or if I was offering any promotions.

7. Offered mini sessions 

My mini sessions were 20-30 minutes each, geared specifically to couples. Even though I didn’t do any styled shoots, I wanted to build a strong portfolio featuring the beautiful couples who first believed in me.

8. I was honest

Once I started getting inquiries, I told them right up front that I was new, but passionate and confident in my skills as a photographer to photograph their day. I showed off my portfolio and spoke confidently about my abilities. I quit my 9-5 job before having ever shot a wedding – THAT is how confident I was in myself. 

These 8 steps allowed me to be able to book over 10 weddings within my first year (with ZERO wedding experience). My friend, I want you to know that you can honestly do anything you set your mind to. Work hard for it; it truly will pay off. My journey wasn’t easy, but my passion was so much stronger than any challenge that was thrown my way.

You are so capable of incredible things, babe. Get after it. 

Come hang out with me on IG if you’re looking for more tips on becoming a wedding photographer @morganelizabethphoto.

Xx,

Morgan

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